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Curtailment of ration sparks protest in Srinagar

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The curtailment of ration by the government sparked a protest in Kashmir capital Srinagar on Monday.

People hit to roads in Mehjoor Nagar area of uptown Srinagar and stopped traffic to give vent to their anger. Both men and women who were part of the protest expressed serious concern about stopping additional ration to the people in Jammu and Kashmir.

“When we have been already suffering immensely due to water and power shortage, inflation and unemployment, the government has now added more to our woes as only 4kg ration is available for a consumer at a ration depot,” a protester, Muhammad Ismail told the news agency Kashmir News Trust.

He said that the government has already stopped additional 35 kgs of rice and flour to the people.

Another protester Farooq Ahmed said that it is an anti-people decision and the government should take people on board before deciding about their fate.

“Neither there is kerosene, nor flour. There is no sugar and now the additional ration has been stopped. The current entitlement of ration quota is not sufficient for any family. Government can’t be so insensitive towards its own people,” he added. [KNT]



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